Wander fun and family-friendly open studios and 6×6 exhibits at Running with Scissors artist studios during Maine Craft Weekend (MCW) and First Friday Art Walk (FFAW). Kick off the weekend at Belleflower Brewing Co. (66 Cove Street) on Friday night from 5-7pm for an informal artist meet and greet and 6×6 exhibit. On Saturday and Sunday wander over 16,000 sq. ft. of private and open-air studios and communal workspaces in the clay, print, wood, and paint studios at 250 Anderson Street from 10am – 5pm and 10am – 3pm. Don’t forget your mask!
RWS artists are diverse in their mediums, artistic goals, backgrounds, ages and experiences. This rich mix of experienced to experimental artists creates a culture of sharing, support and cross-pollination of ideas and work. RWS artists often work in several mediums and are supported by access to a wide variety of equipment, tools and information that the studios provide. Bringing together resources and community, RWS’s goal is to help artists reach their independent creative goals. The 6×6 exhibits are a way to share these diverse styles and talents in a more accessible and unifying format (where all work is 6″ x 6″ and up to 6″ deep).
These events are a part of MCW, a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, businesses and events, and First Friday Art Walk (FFAW), a monthly self guided art studio, gallery and event tour held monthly at various locations around greater Portland. Running With Scissors is a proud 2021 Event Sponsor of MCW, which is produced by Maine Crafts Association. FFAW is put on by Creative Portland, the city’s arts agency.
Explore the life and work of craft artists and craft businesses during MCW! For more information visit mainecraftweekend.org and creativeportland.com and follow @rwsartstudios on Instagram.